What is Capoeira?
Capoeira is a unique art form that is African in origin and Brazilian in evolution. Developed in the 1500's by the African slaves in Brazil, Introduced in the US in the mid-1970's, it has become one of Brazil’s top sports, second only to soccer. It could even be considered one of the country’s top exports, as groups have become firmly established around the world. In 2009, it was classified as a national cultural patrimony by the UNESCO.
Capoeira blends attack and defense with flowing dance like movements, acrobatics, music, instruments and songs. These aspects marry flexibility, agility, strength, balance and coordination in addition to self-confidence. It is not only a sport but a dynamic, ritualistic and cultural form of self-expression which connects participants to Brazil's rich cultural history.
A mixture of body, mind, music and energy, It is a workout like no other that requires both mental and physical concentration and also a great social experience.